Call for i-Space labels 2022 is open - apply before mid-September!
The BDVA i-Space label is used for measuring the quality of data experimentation and innovation hubs in Europe. The qualified BDVA i-Spaces connect to the wider European ecosystem, getting visibility, access to knowledge and experience, collaboration opportunities and invitations to events and other activities. Being a BDVA i-Space improves the service offering of the hubs and helps them to bring value to their local SME business ecosystem. In addition, becoming a BDVA i-Space is a requirement for joining the federation of data-driven innovation hubs, the EUHubs4Data, later on.
Hubs applying for the i-Space label undergo a thorough evaluation of maturity. During the process, BDVA measures the infrastructure, services, projects, applications, impact and business strategy of the hubs. Based on the scoring, the recognized hubs are labelled in three categories: bronze, silver and gold.
The application process is open also for BDVA non-members. Find all details of the 2022 call for i-Space labels here.
The 2022 call is 7th, and the group of i-Spaces has grown steadily from 5 to 35 recognised hubs. Read more about the history of i-Spaces here.